Kristine Svinicki

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  • President Obama nominated Kristine L. Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (NRC via Associated Press)

    NRC selection sets up battle with Senate

    President Obama on Tuesday officially nominated Kristine Svinicki to keep her seat on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, setting up an expected battle with his own party in the Senate.


  • **FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat (Associated Press)

    Obama backs GOP over Reid in bitter personnel fight

    The White House will renominate Kristine Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a move that puts him on the side of Senate Republicans and against Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, who vehemently opposes her.


  • Kristine Svinicki's term at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expires in June.

    Obama goes to battle with Reid over NRC appointment

    A day after a very public prodding by Senate Republicans, the White House said Thursday that President Obama will renominate Kristine Svinicki to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission — a move that puts him at odds with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, who vehemently opposes her appointment.


  • Kristine Svinicki's term at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission expires in June.

    McConnell, Reid spar on status of nuclear appointee

    A simmering proxy fight between the top Republican and Democrat in the Senate spilled onto the chamber floor Wednesday when Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accused opponents of stonewalling a female appointee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission because she blew the whistle on bullying by the commission's male chairman, a longtime Democratic staffer.


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